We, _____ and _____, Baron and Baroness of Caerthe, unto all nobles and gentles to whom these letters may come, Greetings.
Know ye that whereas we perceive that it is becoming to our station that we should exalt with singular honors those who show themselves constant in our service, hence it is that we name _______ as a bearer of the Cordon of Honor as a sign of our favor. Thus the merits of these inward virtues may be outwardly confirmed, and may, by example, allure to many virtuous deeds.
Done by our hands, this _____ day of _____, Anno Societatis _____, being _____ in the common reckoning of years.
______, Baron ______, Baroness
[Source: Kingdom of the Outlands Scribe’s Handbook (pdf)]